MK Stalin takes oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister today, check MK Stalin’s 33-member cabinet

May 7, 2021
DMK president MK Stalin will assume the office of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the first time and form his 33-member cabinet.

China indefinitely suspends strategic economic dialogue with Australia

May 6, 2021
Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan commented on the decision saying it was "disappointing" because the economic dialogue was "an important forum for both the nations to work through issues relevant to their economic partnership. 

SpaceX successfully lands Starship SN15 for first time without explosion

May 6, 2021
All the previous SpaceX’s Starship prototypes, SN8, SN9, SN10, and SN11, had exploded during or after landing.

Current Affairs Quiz: 6 May 2021

May 6, 2021
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as online oxygen refilling, MK Stalin oath-taking ceremony and S&P Global Ratings revised forecast for India's GDP growth among others. 

India’s GDP down to 9.8 per cent, 2nd COVID-19 wave to derail India’s budding recovery: S&P Global Ratings

May 6, 2021
The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic can possibly knock off 2.8 per cent points from India’s GDP growth rate in FY22.

Current Affairs in Short: 6 May 2021

May 6, 2021
The world's oldest person, a 118-year-old Japanese woman, has decided to pull out from the torch relay for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to pandemic fears. 

Shri Badrinath Dham: Oil and Gas PSUs sign MOU for construction & redevelopment of dham as Spiritual Smart Hill Town

May 6, 2021
The Oil and Gas PSUs will not only contribute to the development work of the Badrinath but they will also be part of the development of other Dhams like Kedarnath, Uttarkashi, Yamunotri and Gangotri. 

Oldest human burial site found in Africa, dating back to 78,000 years old

May 6, 2021
Archaeologists have discovered the oldest human burial in Africa that offers insight into 78,000 years old burial practices, according to a new study.

US govt announces support for COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver

May 6, 2021
The US Trade Representative explained that the aim of the US administration is to provide as many safe and effective vaccines to as many people as possible.

G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting: Vaccination only lasting solution to COVID-19 challenge, says EAM Jaishankar

May 6, 2021
EAM Jaishankar attended the meeting through a video conference and deliberated on increasing support for the global vaccine distribution scheme COVAX.

Delhi Government launches portal to enable online booking of oxygen for home isolation 

May 6, 2021
All people/ individuals requiring oxygen for home isolation can apply on website with a valid photo ID, Aadhar card details, COVID-19 positive report and other documents such as CT scan report. 

RLD Chief Ajit Singh passes away, he had tested positive for COVID-19

May 6, 2021
Ajit Singh was the son of former Indian Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh and a seven-time MP from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh.

Current Affairs in Short: 5 May 2021

May 5, 2021
Eight Asiatic lions in the Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) Hyderabad have tested positive for COVID-19 virus. The lions had shown signs of respiratory distress due to which the authorities collected samples from their nose, throat and respiratory tract under anesthesia on April 24, 2021. 

Current Affairs Quiz: 5 May 2021

May 5, 2021
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as  world’s first Artificial Intelligence ship, Green Solar Energy plant and 100 million-year-old bones of Sauropods among others. 

Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment and transfer of management control in IDBI Bank Limited

May 5, 2021
The extent of shareholding to be divested by GoI and LIC will be decided in consultation with the RBI during the time of structuring of the transaction.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe: Natural Radio Emission detected in Venus’ Atmosphere

May 5, 2021
The Earth and Venus are rocky and similar in size, however, something caused both planets to diverge their trajectory during formation. Can the Parker probe tell us why? Read on.

Mayflower 400, world’s first Artificial Intelligence ship: All you need to know

May 5, 2021
Mayflower 400, the unmanned 15-m-long trimaran that weighs nine tons is a completely autonomous ship. The ship is set to sail on a transatlantic voyage. Know when and why.

PM Modi, UK PM Johnson adopt 'Roadmap 2030' to elevate India-UK ties to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

May 5, 2021
An ambitious 'Roadmap 2030' was adopted during the summit to elevate bilateral ties to a 'Comprehensive Strategic Partnership'. 

RBI Governor announces new measures to tackle COVID-19 pandemic: Get Key Highlights

May 5, 2021
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das announced Rs 50,000 crore liquidity for ramping up COVID-19 related healthcare infrastructure and services till March 2022. 

COVID-19 testing: ICMR issues revised guidelines, all you need to know

May 5, 2021
RT-PCR test will not be repeated on any individual who has previously tested positive once. Know all you need to about the revised guidelines for COVID-19 testing.

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